STATEMENT | Premiership rugby reveal when teams could return to training

Premiership Rugby have released an update on when players could return to training.

Chris Booy, Professional Game Board Chair said: “A meeting of the Professional Game Board was held today (21/05/20) which incorporates representatives of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) Premiership Rugby, Rugby Players Association (RPA) and Championship Clubs.

“The group agreed that although a huge amount of work is being undertaken to enable a safe return to training for Premiership clubs, more time was needed to ensure that players, staff and officials can return to a safe training environment, and that is not expected to be in place for a minimum of two weeks.

“Safety and welfare remains of paramount importance to all of us in the rugby community, and we look forward to the season resuming when it is safe to do so.

“Further updates on progress will be made in due course.”


LIST | 5 Premiership stars you forgot played for England

These players were, or are basically household names in the Gallagher Premiership due to their fine play.

However, for one reason or another they never really shined for England or just didn’t get the chance to prove how good they really were.

Either way, they deserve recognition for representing England to the best of their ability.

1. Mark Van Gisbergen

Yes, he has a cap – only a fleeting one, as a late injury replacement for Mark Cueto against Australia in 2005 – but he does boast a 100% winning ratio in international colours, so you can’t knock that. His main strengths were dropping the high ball under limited pressure and getting gassed on the outside. However, a very solid player for Wasps between 2002 and 2011.

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